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Encounter with God

A routine operation goes horribly wrong, and Jeffery knows that he is dying. Hear him describe his conversation with his loving heavenly Father. Read Transcript


LAW PRACTICE IS A

STRESSFUL ENVIRONMENT.

AND YOU'RE DEALING WITH A LOT

OF VERY DIFFICULT

SITUATIONS.

I USED TO WAKE UP WITH A

KNOT IN MY STOMACH EVERY

MORNING, FEELING THAT

STRESS.

HE WAS JUST BURDENED BY

WORK.

IT WAS A HARD THING FOR HIM

TO TURN OFF ON THE WEEKENDS

OR TO GET AWAY FROM IT.

I WAS JUST FOCUSED SO

INTENTLY ON MY CAREER THAT

WAS LETTING WHAT WAS REALLY

IMPORTANT FALL BY THE WAY

SIDE.

Reporter: JEFFREY'S LAW

PRACTICE DIDN'T JUST TAKE

ALL HIS TIME AND ENERGY, THE

FAST PACE AND CONSTANT

STRESS ALSO TOOK A TOLL ON

HIS BODY.

I I MAINTAINED THAT STRESS,

AND IT CONTINUED TO WORK ON

ME, AND IT ALSO CONTINUED TO

WORK ON MY BODY.

EVENTUALLY IT BROKE DOWN.

I BEGAN HAVING STOMACH

PAINS, SEVERE STOMACH PAINS,

THAT INITIALLY I HAD NO IDEA

WHAT IT WAS.LY

I THOUGHT I HAD AN

APPENDIX RUPTURE.

Reporter: JEFFREY HAD

DEVELOPED DIVERTICULITIS.

AND HIS CONDITION HAD BECOME

SO ADVANCED, HE NEEDED

SURGERY TO REMOVE PART OF

HIS INTESTINE.

BUT LOOKED LIKE A TEXTBOOK

OPERATION LEFT HIM SUSPENDED

BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH.

AND I WOKE UP TO A

SURGEON PULLING A SHEET OFF

OF MY STOMACH

AND AS I LOOKED DOWN, I KNEW

IMMEDIATELY SOMETHING WAS

TERRIBLY WRONG.

I LOOKED INTO THE SURGEON'S

EYES, AND I COULD SEE

CONCERN ON HIS FACE.

HE HAD BEEN HEMORRHAGING

FOR ALMOST 24 HOURS.

AND THEY HAD CONTINUALLY

GIVEN HIM BLOOD, BUT THEY

WERE HEMORRHAGING INTO HIS

AB ABDOMEN AND STOMACH.

MY INTERNAL CLOCK TOLD ME

THAT I WAS GETTING READY TO C

DIE.

AND I ONLY HAD A FEW SECOND

OF CONSCIOUSNESS LEFT.

I REACHED UP TO GRAB MY

WIFE.

I WAS JUST WANTING TO TELLY

HER HOW MUCH I LOVED HER AND

TELL HER I WAS GETTING READY

TO LEAVE HER.

I WENT TO HIM, AND IT WAS

RIGHT AFTER THAT I LOSTR.

HIM.

I COULD TELL HE LEFT. I

HE TOOK MY HAND AND THEN HE

WAS GONE.

AND MY LIFE CAME TO MY

CENTER TORSO, AND I BEGAN TO

RISE OUT OF MY BODY UP INTO

THAT ROOM.

EVERYTHING WAS GOING HAYWIRE

DOWN BELOW ME.THEY

THEY WERE SAYING, "I'M GOING

TO LOSE HIM."

THEY WERE DOING

EVERYTHING THEY COULD TO

KEEP HIM ALIVE AT THAT

POINT.

IT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS

DISASTER GOING ON, BUT IT SWE

WAS THE SWEETEST DAY OF MY

LIFE.

I NEVER HAD ANY PAIN, AND I HAD

NEVER HAD ANY FEAR.

Reporter: AS JEFFREY

SPIRIT HOVERED ABOVE HIS

BODY, A LIGHT APPEARED.

IT WAS B THE MOST BEAUTIFULAP

THING I HAD EVER SEEN.

IT STARTED IN THE CENTER OF

THE ROOM, TOWARDS THE IN

CEILING, AND BEGAN TO FILTER

OUT INTO THAT ROOM.

AND I WAS IMMEDIATELY DRAWN

TO IT.

AS IT BEGAN TO HIT OBJECTS IT

IN THAT ROOM, COLOR CAME

FLOODING OUT LIKE I'VE NEVERE

SEEN BEFORE.

MY SENSES BECAME ENHANCED.ENSE

I COULD SEE EVERYTHING IN

THAT ROOM WITH PERFECTIT

CLARITY.

THERE WASH AN ENTIRE

DIMENSION THAT WE SIMPLY

DON'T SEE ON EARTH.

I HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE ALIVE

THAN I WAS AT THAT MOMENT.

ITAL WAS INCREDIBLE.

I SUDDENLY HAD AN

OVERWHELMING SENSE OF GOD'SGOD'

PRESENCE, OF HIS LOVE, OF

HIS PEACE, OF HIS JOY.

THE THING THAT WAS SO THA

INCREDIBLE TO ME WAS HOW THE

ARMAKER OF THIS UNIVERSE,

WHO CAN MAKE THE SUN AND THE

MOON AND THE STARS, CAN COME

DON AND COMFORT AND LOVE ME

AS IF I'M THE ONLY PERSON IN

THE UNIVERSE.

I REMEMBER THINKING ABOUT

THE PRODIGAL SON.E

THAT LONG, LOST SON THAT HAD

GONE OUT AND STRAYED AND HE

HAD COME BACK HOME.

AND HIS FATHER WAS COMING

OUT TO HOLD HIM AND TO LOVE

HIM AND TO WELCOME HIME

BACK.

THAT'S WHAT WAS HAPPENING TO

ME.

IT'S THE SWEETEST LOVE THERE

IS.

I TOLD HIM I WANTED TO GO

WITH HIM.

AND THEN I HAD A FLEETING

THOUGHT: BUT WHAT ABOUT

MADELYNE, MY WIFE, AND WHAT

ABOUT WILL?

MY SWEET WIFE IS JUST

FALLING APART DOWN BELOW ME, I

AND I'VE NEVER SEEN HER THAT

WAY.

AND I'M UP HERE IN COMPLETE

COMFORT, IN COMPLETE PEACE,ACE.

IN COMPLETE JOY.

AND THEN GOD TOLD ME

INTERNALLY THAT I WAS GOINGY

TO GO BACK.

I REMEMBER JOLTING IN MY

BED.

AND I OPENED MY EYES, AND

WHEN I OPENED MY EYES, I'M

LOOKING AT THE SURGEON.

AND HE IS SAYING, "I'M

LOSING HIM.

WE'VE GOT TO GET HIM BACK

INTO SURGERY."

Reporter: JEFFREY WAS

RUSHED BACK INTO SURGERY

WHERE DOCTORS STOPPED THE

BLEEDING.

WHEN HE FINALLY REGAINED

CONSCIOUSNESS, JEFFREY HAD A

NEW UNDERSTANDING OF GOD'S

AMAZING LOVE AND PRESENCE INORE

HIS LIFE.

GOD LOVES YOU MORE THAN

YOU'VE EVER KNOWN.HE

HE KNOWS YOUR

CIRCUMSTANCES.

HE KNOWS WHATS. YOU'RE GOING

THROUGH.

I USED TO WAKE UP WITH A

KNOT IN MY STOMACH.

I WAKE UP WITH JOY IN MY

HEART.

I KNOW HE IS WITH ME.

YOU CAN'T GO THROUGH

SOMETHING LIKE THAT AND NOT THR

BE A CHANGED MAN.LIKE

HE HAS A PEACE ABOUTN.

HIM.

HE IS A VERY -- A VERY

PEACEFUL AND CENTERED MAN.CEFU

HE IS REALLY NOT FEARFUL OF

ANYTHING NOW. H

Reporter: JEFFREY'S

RECOVERY WAS LONG AND

DIFFICULT.

BUT THE PEACE, JOY, AND LOVE

OF GOD HE FOUND ON THE DAY

HE FACED DEATH IS NOW WITH

HIM IN EVERYTHING HE DOES.

THERE IS A PEACE AND AJO

LOVE THERE LIKE I CAN'T

DESCRIBE TO YOU.

AND IT'S AN ENTIRELY D

DIFFERENT WAY OF LIVING.FERE

I'VE NEVER ENJOYED LIVING

MORE, AND I UNDERSTAND NOW

WHAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT.

I WANT TO LIVE FOR GOD.

AND I PRAY THAT HE'LL GIVE

ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO

CONTINUE TO DO THAT.

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